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LETTUCE Amish Deer Tongue

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Lactuca sativa

Family: Asteraceae

Characteristics: Annual leaf vegetable

Seed per packet: 70

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An Asian heirloom variety dating back to the 1840’s with long, tongue-shaped leaves. The leaves are tender, with a unique strong flavour. A slow bolting variety that is heat resistant.
40-50 days to maturity. 

Prefers moist fertile well-drained soil but grows well in almost any garden soil in a sunny position with adequate water. Grow fast with plenty of water and regular feeds of liquid manure to avoid bitterness.

Tropical: All Year
Temperate: All Year
Cold: Spring-Summer

Sow: 3mm deep.
Sow direct or grow in trays of a good seed raising mix and transplant when learge enough to handle.
Germination: 6-10 days.
Plant space: 20cm
Row space: 30cm
Maturity: 7-8 weeks

Feed with a soluble fertiliser every two weeks for stronger plants.


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